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L540 at Summit

L540 with the CN 5483, 5475 are just about to crest the grade at Summit on the Marquette Range. Summit is the top of the hill between L'Anse and Nestoria on the old DSSA. At the bottom according to OnX my GPS mapping program we were at 592'. At this location we were at 1600'. Pretty good climb for this stretch of track over 9 or so miles. Trains during the DSS&A and Soo Line days pushed 50mph on this line. Today it is 10mph from Ishpeming to L'Anse. A decent trek with snow shoes made this shot possible. Come spring time this entire area will be a swamp again.

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Taken on February 11, 2020